We met Nathan and his son, Thomas, in 2009. Thomas was born with hemophilia,
and he hit lifetime limits on his health coverage with two different insurance
companies before he turned seven years old. Two years ago, Nathan was hopeful
about what the Affordable Care Act would mean.
Last week we spoke with Thomas’s family again and they made it clear: Health
reform has improved their quality of life. It means they can focus on making
sure Thomas has the best possible care. It's changing their lives for the
Thomas is not alone. He's just one of the 105 million Americans who no longer
has lifetime dollar limits on his coverage.
The Affordable Care Act gives hard working, middle class families the
security they deserve. Because of health reform, 54 million Americans with
private insurance have been able to access more preventive services. In the 2011
tax year, two million workers will benefit from the small business health
insurance tax credit. And 2.5 million young people under age 26 have gained
coverage on their parents’ plan.